Cross Docking

We provide a full array of cross-docking services including:

Manufacturing Cross Docking
This procedure involves the receiving of purchased and inbound products that are required by the manufacturer. We receive the products and prepare sub-assemblies or perform kitting operations for production orders or other purposes.

Distributor Cross Docking
This process consolidates inbound products from different vendors into a mixed product pallet, which is delivered to the customer when the final item is received. For example, computer parts distributors can source their components from various vendors and combine them into one shipment for the customer.

Transportation Cross Docking
This operation combines shipments from a number of different carriers in the less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package industries to gain economies of scale.

Retail Cross Docking
This process involves the receipt of goods from multiple vendors, and the sorting and consolidation of the goods by destination. It is often used by large retailers not only to reduce transportation costs but also to avoid congestion at their stores .

Benefits of Cross-Docking
Many companies have benefitted from using cross docking. Some of the benefits include:

• Reduction of transportation costs.
• Eliminates space concerns.
• Reduction in time from production to destination, which helps improves customer satisfaction.

Products Suitable for Cross Docking
There are materials that are better suited to cross docking than others. The list below shows a number of types of material that are more suited to cross docking.

• Perishable items that require immediate shipment
• High quality items that do not require quality inspections during goods receipt
• Products that are pre-tagged (bar coded, RFID), pre-ticketed, and ready for sale at the customer
• Promotional items and items that are being launched
• Staple retail products with a constant demand or low demand variance
• Pre-picked, pre-packaged customer orders from another production plant or warehouse

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